FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2008, file photo, author Philip Roth poses for a photo in the offices of his publisher, Houghton Mifflin, in New York. An upcoming audio-only book will feature author James Atlas’s memories of his complicated friendship with the late Roth. Atlas’ “Remembering Roth” comes out March 1, the audio publisher and distributor Audible announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Audio-only book features writer's memories of Philip Roth

February 05, 2019 - 8:34 am

NEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming audio-only book will feature an author's memories of his complicated friendship with the late Philip Roth.

James Atlas' "Remembering Roth" comes out March 1, the audio publisher and distributor Audible announced Tuesday. Atlas, whose books have ranged from the memoir "My Life in the Middle Ages" to an acclaimed Delmore Schwartz biography, will reflect on a relationship that began in the late 1970s.

They spent many hours together, but their friendship was strained by Atlas' biography of one of Roth's literary heroes, Saul Bellow. Published in 2000, the book was condemned by many as an overly negative portrait.

Roth died last spring.

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